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  • Shipping container doors move the best when the container is sitting level. However, sometimes containers can fall out of alignment and this can be caused by any number of reasons. The two most common reasons are the ground under the container settling over time, or the container could be loaded the distributed unevenly. How do I tell if my storage container is out of alignment? Checking if your c ...
  • Shipping containers are traditionally moved on a standard chassis and pulled behind a semi-truck, and in some cases are transported on a flatbed trailer. However in non-shipping use they need to be moved on something smaller and more nimble so the container can be put directly onto the ground, and in some cases picked up and moved to another location. If the shipping container is located at a faci ...
  • Attaining financing for any home, let alone one built with shipping containers, can be a challenging task; since shipping container homes are considered “nontraditional housing” they usually carry an extra level of scrutiny when being reviewed by a mortgage underwriter. A purchaser or builder can have a great credit score, but the issue doesn’t sit with the credit worthiness of t ...
  • Shipping containers are designed to be wind and water tight, but if you’re using a container as a commercial or residential storage unit it might require a little extra ventilation to help regulate the humidity and potential moisture build up, especially in the coming summer months. Shipping containers are equipped with small "breather" vents at the factory that allow a l ...
  • A basic hunting lodge performs at least three basic functions: sleeping quarters, food/kitchen services, and some type of bathroom; and these three things can easily be packed into a 20' shipping container, and even greater size in a 40' shipping container. Designing a container cabin is slightly easier than building one, and a creative mind will have fun putting the most features in a fixed space ...
  • Shipping containers make great residential storage units, modular building components, or even outbuildings on a farm or ranch to store feed and tack supplies. However, the big question is the best (and cheapest) place to find them for sale. Logic would lead people to believe that the best place to find the cheapest shipping containers is directly to the source - the shipping lines that use them, ...
  • Shipping containers can be damaged in any number of ways. Damage most likely happens during transit on a vessel, or handling at the port or depot. If you're buying a new shipping container it's not likely to be damaged, and it will be easier to spot if it is. However, if you're buying a used container the damage may be concealed due to faded paint or natural wear and tear that's occurred over the ...
  • If you're in need of additional storage space, both residential and commercial, consider using a shipping container as a shed instead of building one. Speed (or construction time), cost, and security are three of the key features that will have your outbuilding up and functional quickly and easily. First off, if you purchase a new or used shipping container with the intent of using it as a shed, ...
  • Getting the best deal on a shipping container typically depends on where you buy the container, and the company that you buy it through. Naturally, people want to buy the best possible shipping container at the cheapest price; however there are several catches to getting this type of deal to work. The retail and wholesale markets for shipping containers are very different, and both provide differe ...
  • Are you a local towing or trucking company with a tilt bed trailer? If so, let us know on ShippingContainerDelivery.com. We’re always looking for local trucking and towing companies to move containers locally to residential locations that don’t have fork lifts or cranes on site. Delivering shipping containers to a residential buyer is different than trucking to most commercial buyers ...
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